Music Is A Powerful Language

Maybe it’s weird but I try to spend some time Friday nights listening to some really good tunes thanks to Youtube. Everything from Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd to Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad of Curtis Loew. Some songs bring back memories that are as fresh as yesterday while others just make me feel good. It’s weird how music can take you back to the place, time, and environment where you felt connected with the music. For example, every time I hear Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, I’m reminded of my Grandpa’s funeral where my uncles played the song on their acoustic guitars.

Other songs like Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad of Curtis Loew take me back to traveling on the highway towards home. This song just has a good rhythm albeit a sad story line. Hotel California by the Eagles makes me sing along no matter where I’m at. Buckcherry’s Lit Up as well as Foofighter’s Everlong gives me a boost of energy when I hear it. Music is a strange and powerful force.

What song overtakes your senses, bringing you back to a time of happiness or sadness?